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Franklin County farm worker rescued after her foot became stuck in an auger

ELTOPIA, Wash. — A woman who got her foot stuck in an auger Tuesday on a Franklin County dairy farm was rescued and flown to a Richland hospital. Fire crews said they were dispatched at 8:42 a.m. to an industrial rescue of a farmworker with her lower leg stuck in the farm equipment. Franklin County Fire District 3 Chief Mike…

Idaho lawmakers to discuss vaccine mandate with eye on reconvening

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers on a committee that considers state sovereignty issues have bumped up their planned meeting next week to Wednesday to consider President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate. The meeting announced Monday is a potential avenue to reconvening…

Police investigate after Idaho hospital vandalized with swastika

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police are investigating after a central Idaho hospital was vandalized with spray-painted swastikas. Three outdoor signs at St. Luke’s McCall Medical Center were vandalized late Saturday or early Sunday morning, hospital officials said. “It is very…

Fairfield runaways found safe

FAIRFIELD, Wash. -- Two children who ran away from home Sunday night have been found.  Hailly L. Bernard, 12, and Patrick G. Kauffman, 14, were reported missing by their families Monday morning.  They left their homes in Fairfield Sunday night…